samurai uniform

Shinshinto katana ToshimitsuKanesaki Tenryushi Minamoto Toshimitsu金崎天龍子源寿光Late Edo periodNBTHK Hozon Tōken as “Bizen, late Edo Period” (備前時代江戸後期) Nagasa [lenght]: 62.6 cm
Motohaba: 3.2 cm, sakihaba: 2.2 cm
Sori: 1 cm
Sugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune, chu-kissaki (3 cm)
Kitae [forging pattern]: tight itame hada toward nashiji hada
Hamon [tempering pattern]: choji midare; ashiBōshi [point]: ko-maru
Nakago [tang]: ubu, kurijiri, ō-sujikai yasurime; one mekugi-ana; mei: “Kanesaki Tenryushi Minamoto Toshimitsu”Koshirae: The sword is...

Koboshi kabuto Black lacquered samurai helmet with standing rivets
Koboshi kabutoBlack lacquered samurai helmet with standing rivetsHaruta SchoolMomoyama to early Edo Period, 16th-17th Century A 62-plate koboshi-bachi [helmet bowl with small standing rivets] of typical tenkokuzan form, with 30 pointed rivets on each plate decreasing in size towards the top, with the exception of the larger front plate, with three lines of rivets and the small one on the back which is left blank, for a total of 1,890 rivets.The visor (mabizashi) is of high quality, embossed with simulated eyebrows, stylised as bamboo leaves, and brow wrinkles; a tsunomoto...

Shinto katana KagehiraKashu ju Fujiwara Kagehira賀州住藤原景平Early Edo period, circa 1640Ryō-WazamonoNBTHK Hozon Tōken Nagasa [lenght]: 69.2 cmMotohaba: 3.1 cm, sakihaba: 2.1 cmSori: 1 cmSugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune, enlongated chu-kissaki (3.8 cm)Kitae [forging pattern]: itame hada mixed with masame hadaHamon [tempering pattern]: notare midare; tobiyaki, uchinoke, yakidashiBōshi [point]: ko-maruNakago [tang]: ubu, kurijiri; one mekugi-ana; traces of black urushi lacquer; mei: “Kashu ju Fujiwara Kagehira”Koshirae: The sword is accompanied by...

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